|Usage||2023: Widespread (82% ↘ )|
2022: Widespread (89%)
|Book and era||nimi pu|
|Part of speech||Content word|
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Semantic space[edit | edit source]
Speakers adherent to gendern't philosophy reject using the word meli by virtue of avoiding gender word altogether.
pu[edit | edit source]
NOUN woman, female, feminine person; wife
ku[edit | edit source]
female5, wife2, cisgender woman2 , transgender woman2 , ma’am2, lady4 , woman4 , girl3
sitelen pona[edit | edit source]
sitelen sitelen[edit | edit source]
The sitelen sitelen glyph for meli is derived from the Early Pagan and Christian symbol for woman, in the shape of a triangle with a line on top. The symbol is placed inside a circle and on top of a "pedestal", similarly to other gender glyphs.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Word Origins. Archived from the original on 2 November 2019. Toki Pona.
- Gabel, Jonathan (2012). "sitelen sitelen acknowledgements and etymology". Retrieved 16 November 2023.
- Koch, Rudolph (1955). The book of signs, which contains all manner of symbols used from the earliest times to the Middle Ages by primitive peoples and early Christians. Dover Books. ISBN 978-7-240-01716-6. p. 9.